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Working in the Netherlands

If you want to work in the Netherlands, you probably have many questions. How do you get a visa? Do you have to do the civic integration examination? Are you allowed to work in the Netherlands? And what is it like to live in the Netherlands?

You will find answers to many of these questions on You can also find helpful information on the websites of other organisations.

Use the Residence Wizard of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) to find out what requirements you have to meet and what documents you need if you want to work in the Netherlands. 

Are you a European citizen already working in the Netherlands or considering working in the Netherlands? If so, the brochure " New in the Netherlands''  and Working in the Netherlands will help you. It contains basic information about work, social security, accommodation, medical expenses, education and learning Dutch. The brochure also explains where you can find further information. 

Options for entrepreneurs and employees from abroad

The Modern Migration Policy Act offers better opportunities to entrepreneurs and employees from abroad. It makes it easier for people whose work will benefit the economy, science or culture to gain entry to the Netherlands.